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Midtown Park: A New Urban Oasis


Houstonians and visitors can peruse a variety of engaging community activities at Midtown Park, located at 2811 Travis St.

Lush Environment Will Host Exceptional Programs And Entertainment Activities

Midtown Houston opened Mid­town Park, the new urban oasis in the heart of the city, to the public on Oct. 11. The soft opening leads the way for exceptional programming such as fitness and pet-friendly and entertainment activities. The upcoming events provide a chance for community members to interact and enjoy beautiful fall weather in a lush, green outdoor environment.

The park is centrally located at 2811 Travis St., adjacent to the McGowen METRORail Station and is easily accessible on bike, foot or vehicle. Midtown Hous­ton’s underground parking facility, directly below the park, is now open and provides 400 spaces for public use. Positioned to be a world-class destination, Midtown Park will not only benefit Midtown Houston residents and business owners, but also visitors to the Bayou City.

“Midtown Houston has spent the past few years crafting unique elements to transform an empty urban space into a green retreat that can attract new development and invigorate the already thriving Midtown Houston community,” said Bob Sellingsloh, chairman of Midtown Redevelopment Authority and Midtown Parks Conservancy. “We’ve devoted a deep level of care to Midtown Park because we know how essential parks are to sustainable infrastructure and the significant impact they have on quality of life.”

Midtown Park spans three acres and pedestrian-oriented streetscapes perfect for safe, convenient travel. Comm­unity members and visitors can marvel at the extensive features of the park’s larger green space located on the 2.5-acre site south of a multifamily development. There is a lush lawn for games and activities, a playground and interactive water features for families, a public art installation by artist Sharon Engelstein and the Reliant Dog Park. Midtown Park also features the Camden Pavilion, an open-air pavilion and stage area that provides a flexible space for concerts and performances, public events and exercise groups. When not in use for events, it serves as a casual gathering spot with movable seating and large fans above overlooking the Rain interactive water feature and great lawn.

In 2018, the park will have a half-acre retail plaza located adjacent to McGowen St., with a full service restaurant and a public plaza space next to the METRO­Rail station. A ground lease is being offered in the northwest corner of the park. The tenant will build and own the structure on the available 7,400-square-foot space and 3,000-square-foot dining patio.

 

The Fall 2017 programming includes:

  • Samba & Forró Dance Classes (month­ly) first Thursdays: 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.
  • Capoeira Class & Circle (monthly) second Fridays: 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.
  • Family Capoeira (monthly startingDec. 3) Saturdays: 10-11 a.m.

 

Midtown Houston residents also can look forward to a ‘New Year, New Park’ event on Jan. 20 that will feature an interactive hcelebration including international cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly fun and a preview of the park’s 2018 programming. Visit midtownhouston.com for more information.


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